Spas and other wellness centres by the sea
La Perla Thalassotherapy (San Sebastián)
The beach is an exceptional place to rest, relax and feel good, as you are bound to have noticed. The breeze, the good weather, the sea... they make up a serenity- and vitality-giving environment. On the Spanish coast, furthermore, you can strengthen these beneficial qualities by visiting any of the spa resorts to be found close to the sea. You will love the result.
The quality, excellent facilities and great condition of Spain's beaches are well known. In some coastal areas you can also use the occasion to treat yourself and improve the way you look. You just have to place yourself in the hands of the professionals you will find in nearby spa and thermal resorts. You will find a visit is a comforting experience. If you decide to stay at one and discover the curative properties of its mineral-rich, medicinal waters, take the plunge and try some novel treatments or beauty programmes. Here are some of the options available on the Spanish coast.
On the northern coast
In Galicia, in northwestern Spain, in the village of Arteixo (A Coruña province), a pleasant stroll takes you to from the spa resort to the sea; while in Carballo, you will find the wonderful beach at Razo just 8 kilometres from the Old Carballo Baths. If you visit the province of Pontevedra, in the town of O Grove you will find La Toja Island, a paradise spot of countryside whose spa resort has an evocative, aristocratic feel. Continuing along the Cantabrian coast, in Cantabria, 17 kilometres from the bay of Santander, are the spa resort and monuments of Liérganes. In the Basque Country, meanwhile, surrounded by mountains and vegetation, and just 8 kilometres from the beaches of Zumaia and Zarautz, you can enjoy the well-being afforded by treatments at Cestona Spa Resort, in Zestoa (Guipúzcoa province).
Looking out to the Mediterranean Sea
The coast of Catalonia, in northeastern Spain, also has various options to choose from. On the Costa Brava in Girona province, the GEM Hydrotherapy Centre is located in Lloret de Mar, a popular tourist destination with a long maritime tradition; 20 kilometres from the beach you will find the thermal complex at Caldes de Malavella with the famous Prats and Vichy Catalán spas. On the coast of Barcelona province, almost right on the waters edge is the Titus Spa Resort in the picturesque town of Arenys del Mar and the Spa Hotel Colón in Caldes d'Estrac. Finally, on the Costa Dorada of Tarragona province, the Coma-Ruga Spa Resort awaits you, just a stone's throw from Coma Ruga beach in El Vendrell; also the Montbrió Thermal Springs, in Montbrió del Camps, where just 8 kilometres separate you from a dip in the Mediterranean.
Heading down the Mediterranean coast, in the Region of Valencia, the Villavieja Spa offers thermal waters 7 kilometres from the beaches at Nules, in the province of Castellón. Meanwhile, in Andalusia, 12 kilometres from the Almería coast, is the village of Pechina where you can visit the Sierra Alhamilla Spa Resort; and in Cadiz province, you can enjoy the Spa Resort of Chiclana de la Frontera on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Not forgetting, of course, the islands: in Majorca, just 3 kilometres from the sea, you will find the San Juan Spa Resort. In the Canary Islands, for their part, the installations of the Pozo de la Salud Resort will let you discover the exotic beaches of El Hierro in complete tranquillity. Don't think twice, the Spanish coast will make you feel great: come and try for yourself.